Get Your Smile Restored with Dental Bonding Performed by Your Same Day Dentist in Allen TX
Dental Bonding is a restoration procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is bonded to a tooth and cured with ultraviolet light. Bonding is faster and cheaper than veneers or crowns, and can thus be a good option to make small cosmetic improvements to your teeth. Unlike veneers and crowns, bonding can be done within one office visit since nothing has to be custom made by a dental laboratory.
Additionally, the procedure typically requires removing less the tooth enamel compared to veneers and crowns. However, since bonding typically doesn’t last as long as other forms of restoration and is less resistant to stains, it is used more often for small cosmetic touchups rather than major restorations.
How it's done
The bonding procedure typically requires between 30 to 60 minutes to complete for each tooth. First Dr. Kim determines exactly what color shade your teeth are to select a resin that will blend it naturally. Once this is done, Dr. Kim will prepare the tooth so that the bonding material will adhere easier. This involves roughening the surface of the affected tooth and applying a liquid conditioner.
Once this is complete, Dr. Kim will apply the resin to the tooth, and cure it in place using an ultraviolet light. Finally, Dr. Kim will apply the finishing touches by shaping and polishing the resin for a good fit.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call Dr. Kim at (972) 359-1300 today. Dr. Kim can perform this procedure as your same day dentist in Allen TX so you can go back to your daily routine!